Use for: Multimedia discs with navigation menus, demo and incentive discs, portable application collections on thumb drives, unusual gifts and more…
When you insert a commercial program disc it will often start automatically with a graphical menu that lets you make choices like installing a program, displaying a web page, viewing documentation or information material and so on.
Building these discs and menus manually is a lot of work and requires programming skills – and even if you have the skills it takes a long time.
Ashampoo MyAutoplay Menu takes all the work out of building autoplay discs with a simple point-and-click interface. And it includes CD and DVD burning so that you can create your finished discs without leaving the program.
Build autoplay CDs, DVDs or thumb drives
In addition to CDs and DVDs, Ashampoo MyAutoplay Menu can also build USB thumb drives that “autoplay” directly on insertion, complete with interactive multi-page menus. You can build discs with multiple slide shows and movies with a navigation menu. Or you can create USB thumb drives with a collection of portable applications and a navigation menu for selecting them.
Alternatively, you can also build your content to a folder on your hard drive that you can then copy or process further yourself.
Stand-alone or browser-based menus
Ashampoo MyAutoplay Menu gives you two different ways to display the autoplay navigation menus that display when the disc or drive is inserted: As a stand-alone application that will run on all Windows computers, or as HTML files that display in a normal web browser. All the functions except the splash screen are available in both versions.
Functions and features
When the disc or USB thumb drive is inserted a graphical menu is displayed for user interaction. You can also design and display a “splash screen” – a graphical page that displays for a short definable period before the menu appears. You can create multi-page menus with buttons for executing functions and navigating between the menu pages, with animated transitions between the pages. Button functions include starting programs, opening documents, opening web pages, creating emails and a wide range of options for navigating between your menu screens. You can add background music or sounds in a wide variety of formats to play once or loop while the menus are displayed.
The disc or USB drive you create can contain anything you like – you define the folder structure and select the files and folders you want to include. It’s effectively a data CD building program with added options for autoplay functions and menus.
Point-and-click editor and disc burner
Creating your menus couldn’t be easier: You just point and click to add objects and position them. A selection of themes with images and ready-to-use button layouts are included for even faster results. In addition to buttons you can add text, geometric shapes, background images, additional images and tables for formatted information with a full-featured table editor.
Images for backgrounds and other menu components can be acquired directly from a scanner, digital camera, online web page, file on your hard drive or other sources.